Independent Councillors do not serve any political party's or donors therefore the community well being and residents are the only concerns. Arguably they are the only ones who can aspire to the 7 Nolan Principles of Public Life.
Definitely! Independents are growing in numbers on Councils across the country as people get disillusioned with party politics interfering with Local matters. In many cases they hold the balance in councils therefore able to prevent damaging policies being introduced that are not in the community interest. Independents don't get told how to vote.
Only vote for the Independent candidate on the ballot paper if you are happy with the election pledge. Sometimes more than one candidate can be voted for, but just voting for the Independent greatly increases their chances of being elected.
Surrey County Council proposes to abolish the Borough Councils under Covid Recovery Plans. This means local matters will be decided by a single surrey wide unitary authority, or possibly regions such as North, South, East, West, of Surrey. Centralising power means less local control of things that affect your lives.
Read more at https://rassu.org.uk/
Let's put the community first!